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SpielFabrique has been building a network of high-class international experts of the video game industry in Europe and Africa. Through this network, we offer strong support to indie studios to become successful entrepreneurs within the game industry.

Interested in coaching indie studios from Europe and Africa? We are looking for people with experience in managing studios, producing video games and doing business development publishers, studios!

Contact spielfabrique to be part of the mentors’ network: contact@spielfabrique.eu

Mentor's program

What do we offer ?

Our Acceleration program is a 6 months yearly program (March – August) dedicated to the success of selected Indie studios in Europe.

The programme is composed of:

-personalized mentoring on business topics,

-one on-site and one online workshops with international video game industry experts

-Several webinars with international experts and companies

-One final pitching/networking event.

The goal is to bring expertise on every business aspect of video games development: financing, marketing, business models, publishing and investment. The program is supported by public partners. That makes the program free for the eligible studios.



Our European Games Accelerator will:

Boost your games on the Market

Define the best market strategy and USP for your video games

Explore new financing and business models for your video games

Train yourself and pitch to publishers, investors and financiers

Define a long-term strategy and vision for your studio:

Develop your studio branding

Explore new financing model and scale up your studio

Gather experts, investors and publishers to support your projects.

Be part of a network of mentors and indie studios and gain more experience

How to apply ?

Apply between 1st January and 1st March each year with your projects and studios!

Contact Nicolas Etienne, our acceleration manager : nicolas@spielfabrique.eu

Send your pitch deck and your motivations to participate in the acceleration programme!

We will contact you for a short interview to get to know your team and projects better.

Who can apply?

You are:

a European studio with a video games prototype in pipeline

based in one of our Country partners

Our program : from March to April


– Online Kick-off meeting – define your mentoring roadmap

– 2 days Workshop in one of our country partners – meet experts and studios to get feedbacks on your projects

April-June: Webinars on publishing, financing, marketing and communication strategies

May: Meetings with your mentor

June : Online Workshop – meet experts and studios to get feedbacks on your projects

July: Meeting with your mentor

August : networking and pitching event with publishers, financiers and investors.

After the program: stay in our studio and mentors community and participate in  our webinars on publishing, financing, marketing and communication strategies

Meet our mentors:


Adrien Larouzée

Publishing director

Arte France

Expertise: Project Management, publishing strategy, co-production


Aleksandra Ptasinska

Senior PR Consultant
Marchsreiter Communications

Expertise : PR and communication strategy



Erhvervsakademi Dania


Contracts Negotiation Company management Game design Production Project management Product design Team structure & motivation


Anne Devouassoux

Executive Producer, Kylotonn

VP of the French Federation of Developers (SNJV)

Expertise: Project Management, publishing strategy, pitching methods


Benjamin Feld

Director of Games Publishing & executive producer

Mixtvision Games

Expertise: Publishing and marketing


Bérénice Paquier

UX designer

Project coordinator

Expertise: UX

Catherine Rolland

Serious Game Expert, France

Expertise: Pitching methods, project management, serious games

Charlene Lebrun

Director of Player Two PR Agency, France

Expertise: PR and Coomunication strategy

Christopher Wulf

Scouting for Thunderful and Business development director at Fellow travellers, Germany

Expertise: Publishing strategy

Cyril Voiron

Executive Producer, Ubisoft Düsseldorf, Germany

Expertise: Production, publishing, project management

Dieter Marchsreiter

Founder of Marchsreiter Communications, Germany

Expertise : PR and communication strategy

Emmanuel Yao

Associate Director Production Services, Ubisoft Singapore

Expertise: Project Management, studio management

Felix Dreyfus

Games Entrepreneur, Founder of Gameexpro, Switzerland

Expertise: Financing strategy, project management and game design

Francis Ingrand

CEO and Founder of Plug-In Digital, France

Expertise: Publishing strategy

Frank Meijer

Scouting & Developer relations, Those Awesome Guys Romania

Expertise: Publishing strategy

Guillaume Lautour

CEO of Level up, France

Expertise: Financing strategy

Gwendolyn Garan

Knowledge Manager at DontNod Entertainement, France

Expertise: UX and UI

John Tyrrell

Creative Director, Cosmocover, European Games Marketing and PR

Expertise: Communication strategy

Julian Broich

Head of Sales, Thunderful, Germany

Expertise: Publishing strategy

Kai Bodensiek

Partner at Brehm and v. Moers, Germany

Expertise: Legal agreements

Kirstin Bosc

Director of partnerships, Global Top Round, Germany

Expertise: Business Development, publishing strategy

Lars Janssen

Director Studio Relations, Koch media, Germany

Expertise: Publishing strategy

Michael Liebe

CEO of Booster Space and Outreach Games Europe for Kickstarter, Germany

Expertise: Financing and Business models

Philomena Schwab

Founder of Stray Fawn Studios, Switzerland

Expertise: Community management, Game Design, studio management

Renate Schmid

Partner Wilde Beuger Solmecke, Germany

Expertise: Legal Agreements

Ronald Kaulbach

Marketing Director at Ubisoft Düsseldorf, Germany

Expertise: Branding and marketing for studios and games

Soren Lass

Business Development Consultant, Germany

Expertise: Publishing strategy, marketing strategy

Prof. Sonia Fizek

Cologne Game Lab, Germany

Expertise: Green gaming, sustainability in games development

Stephan Froment

Producer on Flight Sim, France

Expertise: production, project management

Stéphane Natkin

Founder of La Compagnie des Martingales, France

Expertise: Green gaming, sustainability in games development, Game Design

Uwe Mathon

Project Manager, Ubisoft Mainz, Germany

Expertise: Project Management

Yannick Elahee

Marketing specialist and founder of Tavrox Games, France

Expertise: Marketing strategy, studios management

Yves le Yaouanq

Chief Content Officer, Focus Home Interactive, France

Expertise: Publishing strategy, production, project management

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